★★★★ The Stage
★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★★ LGBTQ Arts Review
“A terrific, tricky and layered show” Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
Hurled words. Thrown objects. Dodged Burgers.
After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers.
How they are made, how they feel, and smell. How they travel through the air. How the mayonnaise feels on your skin.
This show is the climax of their obsession – exploring how trans bodies survive and how, by them reclaiming an act of violence, we can address our own complicity.
Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a performance that is timely, unsettling and powerful.
Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay
Set & Costume Design Soutra Gilmour
Associate Designer Isabella Van Braeckel
Lighting Design Lee Curran & Lauren Woodhead
Sound Design XANA
Movement Nando Messias
Running time approx 1hr | Suitable for ages 14+
BURGERZ returns to the stage in 2019 with a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe followed by a Uk/European tour. Watch this space for more details.
In association with Ovalhouse, Royal Exchange Theatre & Marlborough Theatre. Supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Bishopsgate Institute & Hackney Museum